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06-20-2012, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Schenn Couturier View Post
Good. He's probably going to get too big of a cap hit for a guy who looked horrendous in the playoffs. I just don't think he has the legs anymore.
It's easy to assume that it's all about his age, and I think that's what a lot of people are doing. However, remember he was up against the following last year:

- age, of course
- trained more for strength than speed, based on NHL not being as fast when he left for KHL
- not used to longer schedule after 3 years away
- groin injury early in season and probably never healed completely, since he came back to soon... this also likely affected his training

If he's really over the hill and injury prone, then we'll find out next year. He was even giving it a good effort in preseason last year... no one tries in preseason, especially Jagr. I expect more like the 2008 Jagr next season: take off the preseason, take it easier in early and/or middle of the season, then finish strong (especially the playoffs). I might be wrong, but that's what I am guessing.

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